As a lover of museums, I got a chuckle from this floor plan of the “Oxymoron Museum”. Thought it was worth sharing.
Join us for a fascinating discussion on the connections between the Rev. Hardenbergh (principal founder of Rutgers University) family and great African American abolitionist leader Sojourner Truth, at one time their slave, plus stories of other early slave-holding leaders of Rutgers College.
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Old Dutch Parsonage
- John Coakley, Feakes Professor of Church History, Emeritus, at New Brunswick Theological Seminary
- Thomas J Frusciano, Rutgers Library faculty and Vice President of the Rutgers Living History Society
- Helene Van Rossum, Public Services and Outreach Archivist at Rutgers Libraries Special Collections
There is a suggested five dollar donation to attend this program.
Advance registration is advised.
Call 908-725-1015 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Please register early, as seating is limited.
Old Dutch Parsonage
In celebration of George Washington’s birthday, Jim Kurzenberger, Historic Preservation Specialist of the Wallace House and Old Dutch Parsonage, will conduct a Headquarters Theme tour of the Wallace House. Visitors will be presented with an experience that emphasizes the details of General Washington’s stay at Hope Farm, the country seat of John Wallace. The tour will last one hour.
Light refreshments will follow, and then the Wallace House and Old Dutch Parsonage Association will hold its Annual Meeting. New members are always welcome.
Announcing…the Wallace House and Old Dutch Parsonage Association website!As we reported at our last annual meeting, in 2014 we applied for a mini grant for the development of a website. We were successful in that effort and received a project grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State. We have been working very hard on developing it with David Bell e-Designs and we invite you to visit http://www.wallacehouseassociation.orgto check it out! Keep checking back on it as it is still a work in progress and more materials will be added.
Linda and Bob Barth, along with Jim Sommerville, have recently published a new photo history book on Somerville. The book, “Somerville Through Time,” features “then and now” images of the town including a number of interior photos of the Wallace House that show its gradual restoration to the authentic historic site we know today. Linda and Bob will be showcasing their work at the Van Horn House as part of the Heritage Trail Sunday Speaker Series, February 7 at 2 pm. The lectures are open to the public and free. Copies may be purchased there or people can order online: People can order online at www.somervillethroughtime.com.